November 9, 2011
Dear Families, Community Members, Staff & Students,
Thank you for your careful consideration of Bond Proposals I and II. As a result Proposal I – Critical for Learning was approved by voters on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Proposal II – Quality of Life was not approved by voters. While this is a very difficult economic time for many in our community, your vision for the future of Northview carried the vote for Proposal I.
Voters did a very detailed review of the components of the bond proposals, assessed the economic impact on their families and businesses and made an informed vote. Now we engage in the project planning process and I assure you we will share the time lines with the entire community. You will be able to track our progress as individual projects of Proposal I are started and finished.
The Northview Board of Education was courageous in placing the ballot questions before voters. They continue to have a future focus. We greatly appreciate the work of our staff members, the Friends of Northview Public Schools citizens’ committee and co-chairs Jay Spencer and Tracy Wilson. Their dedication to providing factual information to our community and running an honest and ethical campaign is validation that our community is in good hands.
We will now need to examine in more detail why voters did not pass Proposal II – Quality of Life. This proposal had 1,712 yes votes and 1,714 no votes and lost by 2 votes. More than likely the Friends of Northview Public Schools Citizens' Committee will petition Plainfield Township to "recount the votes." We will keep you informed of any decisions we will need to make regarding the status of our athletic facilities for next school year.
You have taken another step in preserving the Northview
culture for present and future students and their families as we work together
to prepare our students for life’s next step. Once again, you have provided evidence that our community is bright and reasonable as they consider solutions to community issues.
Sincerely and With Great Respect,
Mike Paskewicz, Superintendent